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Champagne for New Year’s Eve

2013 is quickly coming to an end. How will you celebrate the new year to come? Hopefully at least with friends, family, and a glass of fine champagne from the number one champagne store, Rockville Centre Wine & Spirits. At our champagne store, we have a wide selection of wine and spirits for any occasion, whether it is a simple dinner at home, or a lavish New Year’s Eve celebration.

Our helpful staff is highly experienced and knowledgeable in all things alcohol, and can help you find the perfect champagne or another beverage of choice to suit your needs. New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the year that has past and prepare for another year with even greater things to come. We would love to help make your evening that much more special and bring you and your loved ones closer together. In addition to all the wine and spirits you need, our champagne store also has all of the accessories that you could need, including corkscrews, wine and bottle stoppers, bottle openers, and more.

If you are attending a New Year’s party and would like to bring a nice token for your hosts, we also have beautiful gift baskets available for purchase at Rockville Centre Wine & Spirits. If you are unsure of where to start, our experts can make recommendations about which wines would be best for the specific occasion or event, and which would make a nice gift for your friends or family. If you are hosting a dinner party or another party, we can also make recommendations about food pairings with certain wines to make your meal a huge hit. As you can see, we are here to provide you with any help you might need here at Rockville Centre Wine & Spirits.

Celebrate the arrival of 2014 with amazing champagnes from Rockville Centre Wine & Spirits. Visit us today at 218 North Long Beach Road in Rockville Centre.

Baldwin Wine and Spirits Store

Baldwin Wine and Spirits Store

As one of the world’s oldest drinks, wine is complex and rich and can be quite temperamental prior to consumption. Serving wine correctly calls for the proper glassware, the ideal temperature, breathing time, and a good “pour”. At our local Baldwin Wine and Spirits Store, we know the best way to serve wine is a combination of all these attributes into one ideal experience for the drinker, while representing the wine to its peak advantage.

For the longer term, wine is best stored outside of the refrigerator and should be chilled right before they are served. For both red and white wines, chilling is best. The more modern philosophy is to chill white and serve red at room temperature, but that’s actually not optimal. White and rose wines do well at around 55 degrees after being refrigerated for one or two hours, while red wines actually do best at around 60 degrees. The wine bottle should be opened carefully, always pulling the cork out away from your face, especially when serving sparkling wines or champagnes. At our Baldwin Wine and Spirits Store, our well educated staff will share that older red wines should breathe for several hours before serving which gets rid of any built-up unpleasant aromas from inside the bottle. Most other red wines can simply breathe in the glass after being poured.

For the best flavor, wines should be served in a carefully planned order. Lighter wines should be served first, whites are best served before reds because of their finer flavors, and dry wines should come before sweet in order to keep a more balanced palate. It’s fine to deviate from the plan if serving wines with dinner, in order to match the courses. Of course champagne and sparkling wines should be served in champagne flutes and wine should be served in a glass with a wide bowl that tapers to a narrower top. Yes, there are specialty wine glasses for particular varieties but they are not necessary. These specialty glasses actually direct the wine to specific areas of the taste buds but really won’t make much of a difference to a casual wine drinker. At Rockville Centre Wine and Spirits, we know to pour wine slowly and fill the glass only halfway or “to the fat of the glass”. Dripping can be kept to a minimum if a slight twist of the bottle is added at the end of the pour.

Rockville Centre Wine and Spirits
218 North Long Beach Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 858-2199